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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Lacrilube (Overview)

Lacrilube is an eye-affecting agent.


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No tears. I tried lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

No tears. I tried  lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

Omega-3 fatty acids: The first priority is to find out the cause( rule out sjogrens disease or lacrimal gland dysfunction) with an easy test. Medication side effects can be a source of dry eyes, so talk to your doctor. Staying well hydrated and increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, (dha and epa) such as flaxseed oil does help. An ophthalmologist may insert punctal plugs or prescribe Cyclosporine eye drops. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
79 doctors shared insights

Lacrilube (Overview)

Lacrilube is an eye-affecting agent.


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I went to the eye doctor cause had blurry vision due to over using my artificial tears ..He proscribed me "zylet" can zylet worsen my blurry vision?

I went to the eye doctor cause had blurry vision due to over using my artificial tears ..He proscribed me "zylet" can zylet worsen my blurry vision?

Yes: Zylet contains a corticosteroid and an amino glycoside antibiotic, which can cause a toxic reaction in the cornea, resulting in blurred vision. Also, the preservative is benzalkonium chloride which , with frequent use, can also be toxic, causing blurred vision. However, with short term use it most likely will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my eye is now swollen, but i used lacrilube (artificial tears) which is a safe eye lubricant over it, should I get it checked out?

Should i be concerned if my eye is now swollen, but i used lacrilube (artificial tears) which is a safe eye lubricant over it, should I get it checked out?

Maybe : Lacrilube (artificial tears) won't do anything for it. Without seeing it, there is no way to know if you need to be concerned. The first rule of health, if your not sure whether you need to be concerned or not, assume you do and get it check out. Better safe than sorry. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Eye lubrication: Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a purified petrolatum which is certified for use on the eye. It is use to lubricate the eye, especially in cases of eye dryness more than the average and is used in hospitals to protect the eyes in situations where the eyes might dry out. It is a brand name, and there are a number of equivalent over the counter products with the same effect. ...Read more

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Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Dry eyes: I am guessing your ophthalmolgist said you have some degree of eye dryness. Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a topical ointment useful to apply at night only just before sleep to help keep the eye protected during sleep. If ineffective for you, then you might have to supplement during the day with a topical drop labeled lubricating or tear replacement. Don't use the ones labeled "gets the red out". ...Read more

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No tears. I tried lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

Omega-3 fatty acids: The first priority is to find out the cause( rule out sjogrens disease or lacrimal gland dysfunction) with an easy test. Medication side effects can be a source of dry eyes, so talk to your doctor. Staying well hydrated and increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, (dha and epa) such as flaxseed oil does help. An ophthalmologist may insert punctal plugs or prescribe Cyclosporine eye drops. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my eye is now swollen, but i used lacrilube (artificial tears) which is a safe eye lubricant over it, should I get it checked out?

Maybe : Lacrilube (artificial tears) won't do anything for it. Without seeing it, there is no way to know if you need to be concerned. The first rule of health, if your not sure whether you need to be concerned or not, assume you do and get it check out. Better safe than sorry. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Artificial Tears (Definition)

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